The WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference Symposia are here! Please check the Annual Conference Website for descriptions and objectives.
Lunch Symposia: Sunday, June 23, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00pm
Managing the Art and Science of Convexity to Meet Our Patients' Needs Supported by Hollister Incorporated 1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
Review, Scientific and Expert Support and Practicalities
of Using an Integrated Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System Supported by Kinetic Concepts Incorporated 1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
The Role of the WOC Nurse in Reducing Hospital Acquired Conditions Supported by Smith & Nephew (This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Breakfast Symposia: Monday, June 24, 2013
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Challenges and Management of the Bariatric Ostomy Patient Supported by Coloplast (This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: Results of a Consensus Conference Focusing on Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury Supported by 3M 1.5 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
2013 WOCN Society Annual Election
The 2013 WOCN Society's Annual Election email has been sent to all voting members and voting has begun for the national election! To validate our election, we need 10 percent of members to vote. So, please take a few minutes to review the nominees and cast your vote!
In this election, you will be electing the President-Elect, two Directors at Large, two Nominating Committee members and National Bylaws Amendments.
This is your opportunity to elect the best leaders for your organization, so please submit your vote by Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
If you have not received an email ballot, please contact the National Office directly at email@example.com.
Your vote is vital to the future of the WOCN Society. Voting is a membership benefit, and we appreciate your participation. Please vote!
2013 WOC Nurse Week Photo Contest
Happy WOC Nurse Week! In order to celebrate and honor WOC nurses, the WOCN Society is holding a WOC Nurse Week Photo Contest. We want to see our members proudly displaying their 2013 WOC Nurse Week materials! Upload your favorite picture of you wearing your WOC Nurse Week button, standing near your WOC Nurse Week poster, or holding your WOC Nurse Week brochure.
Members may enter the contest in either of the following ways:
Tweet picture(s) using the hash tag #WOCNurseWeek13
The contest will begin at 12:01am EDT on April 14, 2013, and run until 11:59pm EDT on April 20, 2013.
All participants will be entered to win three CE courses from the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC). One lucky winner will be randomly chosen at the close of the contest.
For the 2013 WOC Nurse Week Photo Contest rules click here.
Congressional Nursing Caucus
In order to have a platform on Capitol Hill to address the issues that impact the nursing profession most, Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) have established a bi-partisan Congressional Nursing Caucus. The Nursing Caucus allows Members of Congress an open forum to learn about and address a range of issues affecting the nursing community.
New! Student Nurse Presentation at National Student Nurses Association Conference
On April 3-7, the National Student Nurses Association held their Annual Convention in Charlotte, NC. WOCN Society Member Vici Hall, BSN, RN, CWON, CCCN, volunteered to speak on behalf of the Society. Using our new Student Nurse Presentation, located under the Library tab in "Marketing Tools," Ms. Hall taught students the value of a WOC nurse.
"It was very well received," said Hall. "I believe we have some up- and-coming WOC nurses in the group. It was fun to be part of their excitement."
About the WOCN Society
The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and continence concerns.
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The WOCN® Society is professionally managed by Association Headquarters, a charter accredited association management company.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.